Saturday, September 18, 2004
Another thing about the whole hunting with dogs situation: the Guardian coming out in favour of police brutality. Who knew ? Previously, the Guardian has spent its time arguing that police shouldn't use riot shields because they act a barrier to communication with rioting mobs. But the sight of cops smashing country people in the head with batons has got the Guardianistas cracking open the champers. Truly, if you live long enough, you see everything.
But, what of the over side of the great divide ? Plenty of country folks are doubtless enraged about being pummelled by the plod, but where were they when this happened ? Here was the textbook example of exactly how much your rights are worth if you're a member of a group deemed undesirable. Hey - at least they're all still alive.